Irish-English Language

See how much you know about the Irish-English language in this quiz.

Quiz

See how much you know about the Irish-English language in this quiz.

1. A Taoiseach is:

  • a Celtic grave marker
  • the prime minister
  • the Irish equivalent of the Loch Ness Monster

2. "Where's the craic?" means

  • You're looking for a good fight.
  • You're looking for a good time.
  • You're looking for a pot of gold.

3. If you're meeting some Irish friends at half-six, you should show up at

  • 5:30
  • 6:30
  • midnight

4. If you called someone in Ireland thick, you'd be referring to their

  • Expansive waistline
  • Close friendship
  • Intellect

5. If you call something dear, you consider it

  • Expensive
  • Precious
  • Awesome

6. Changing the nappy on a snapper means

  • Changing the diaper on a baby
  • Switching bait to hook a fish
  • Breaking up with your boy/girlfriend

7. Having a run-in with the gardai means you've

  • Had dealings with the police
  • Been caught up in red tape
  • Hit a brick wall

8. If you were served rashers, they'd most likely be accompanied by

  • Spuds
  • The finest Irish honey
  • Eggs

9. A trip to the Gaeltacht involves

  • Going to jail
  • visiting the Gaelic-speaking areas in the West of Ireland
  • heading to the big city

10. A pejorative term for an Irish person with annoyingly English affectations or allegiances:

  • West Brit
  • eejit
  • Hibernophile

Your Results:

1. A Taoiseach is:
the prime minister

2. "Where's the craic?" means
You're looking for a good time.

3. If you're meeting some Irish friends at half-six, you should show up at
6:30

4. If you called someone in Ireland thick, you'd be referring to their
Intellect

5. If you call something dear, you consider it
Expensive

6. Changing the nappy on a snapper means
Changing the diaper on a baby

7. Having a run-in with the gardai means you've
Had dealings with the police

8. If you were served rashers, they'd most likely be accompanied by
Eggs

9. A trip to the Gaeltacht involves
visiting the Gaelic-speaking areas in the West of Ireland

10. A pejorative term for an Irish person with annoyingly English affectations or allegiances:
West Brit

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